Turnitin Revision Assistant: Student Writing Feedback Online Tool

Turnitin Revision Assistant is a tool for teachers to help them give feedback to students. Effective feedback should be timely and specific – Revision Assistant makes this important process manageable for teachers. With this writing feedback tool students can receive feedback aligned to a rubric of specific criteria set up by the teacher for that particular assignment. […]

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7 Tech Tips for Your Next Read Aloud

Reading aloud to children is an essential part of the school day. Experiencing stories as a whole class or in a small group can help students learn essential reading skills. Educators who read aloud to children understand the importance of modeling thinking, providing opportunities to talk about books, and encouraging students to respond to reading […]

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5 Resources for Teacher Inspiration

Is the school year winding down? Do you need a reboot to help get through a challenging month? Teacher inspiration can come from many places. From the smile on a student’s face, to a great conversation with parents, to an episode of a favorite television show that provides an idea for the next day’s lesson, […]

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QR Codes Can Do That? 5 #ScannableTech Tips

There are tons of quick and easy ways to integrate technology into your instruction — with powerful results. I’ve been a fan of Quick Response (QR) codes in education for years and even wrote a book all about how they can be used to promote deeper learning in your classroom. When speaking to teachers about these black-and-white […]

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13 Tips and Tricks for Virtual Field Trips with Google Hangouts

Earlier this month I hosted a webinar on my favorite tips and tricks for virtual field trips. These ideas work well with video conferencing services like Google Hangout, Skype and Facetime. Virtual field trips are great options when your destination is logistically or financially challenging. With a Google Hangout you can beam into different locations […]

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iCracked Screen Repair for School Devices

Have you dropped an iPad or watched a device fall off a student’s desk? Even in the best of circumstances – careful students, high-quality cases – screen damage can happen. The team at iCracked works to provide schools and institutions with access to screen repair for broken iPad screens. They’ve introduced a new program to […]

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4 Reasons Why You Should Attend an EdTech Conference

This year I’ve been able to attend a handful of educational technology conferences across the country. There are numerous benefits of attending an edtech conference. From large events like FETC in Orlando this past January to smaller events like UCET in Salt Lake City this past March, I’ve found that there is always plenty to […]

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How-to Start a Backchannel in Your Classroom

A backchannel provides a space for people to chat about a shared experience in the moment. Twitter is used as a backchannel during popular events like the Superbowl or the season finale of a favorite television. In this instance everyone tweets using a hashtag as they watch a live event and you can see what […]

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Bring 3D Printing to Your Classroom: 3DPrint360 Classroom Printer Support

Lots of schools are exploring 3D Printing, but how do you get started? The folks at 3DPrint360 can help you find the best 3D printer for your school and support you after the delivery is made. A 3D printer can energize teaching and learning across the content areas. Students can design and create physical objects that […]

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Quizalize Individual Reports: Intervention Support for Students

Last year I shared Quizalize, a classroom tool that turns assessments into fun classroom quizzes. The folks behind this engaging platform have added a new feature called Individual Student Reports to provide intervention support for students. With Quizalize students are first praised for what they did well. Then kids are given a list of skills to practice […]

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